The shutters keep coming with the latest batch: Roll on Sushi Diner and Boise Fry Company’s first Texas location, both along Burnet Road. Roll On’s last day was on Sunday, December 6 and Boise stopped serving sometime within the past month. Earlier this December, Fork and Taco and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos on South Congress also closed down.
Sushi interested Roll On Diner co-founders Chad and Chip Reed because, as Chip told Eater previously, it "breathes community" and they enjoyed the "sharable" aspect of it. They opened the restaurant in 2011, serving fusion rolls like chicken fried steak and the club sandwich version. Travel & Leisure named it as one of "America’s Coolest New Diners" in 2012.
Boise Fry Company chose Austin as its third location, opening over the summer. The fry-centric menu presented a bounty of potato options (with Brussels sprouts thrown in there for good measure) and cuts, with a side of burgers. It closed without any notice, but there are still restaurants open in Boise and Portland.